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The mold for the foundation was attached to a piece of melamine wood shelving with screws (above). Before pouring the plaster, it was checked to make sure the corners were square (above right). Once


everything was square and level, the plaster was poured. After cur- ing, the excess plaster was removed (below left). Here is the founda- tion after painting (below) and supporting the warehouse (bottom).


The exposed dimensions of the smaller corrugated panels are 24″ wide by 30″ high. The metal received an overspray of Testor’s Dullcote, which reduced the shine but maintained the look of a recently built elevator in the


Since the lower course of the metal siding needs to hang over the foundation, a tem- porary wood base was added to the ware- house structure to protect the siding from getting bent as it was installed (below). Once the siding was in place, the wood was removed and the warehouse was carefully placed atop its foundation (right).


1930’s, which was my objective. I ex- perimented with PanPastels and Brag- don weathering powders to “age” the


metal. The most satisfying results were achieved using PanPastel Neu- tral Grey (No. 820.5), PanPastel


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